|Salary:||£35,333 to £43,414 per annum, with potential to progress to £47,423 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.|
|Placed On:||4th October 2022|
|Closes:||31st October 2022|
Are you interested in working at the top ranked Physics department In REF2021 at a world top 100 University?
We are seeking to appoint a University Teaching Associate to contribute to our undergraduate and foundation physics programmes. Initial duties will include teaching computer programming, data analysis and laboratory physics courses to first and second year students as well as teaching on the Physics Foundation Year to Science and Engineering students, a pre-degree one year programme equivalent to A-level physics. Foundation Year duties will initially include delivering lectures (based on fully developed physics course material) and liaising with cross-departmental Foundation Year administration/ executive. In all course delivery you will be required to develop course material, maintain course curriculum on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard), set and mark course work and examination papers, provide support for students via a drop-in office hour and tutorials, and continue to develop your own teaching practice.
You should have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience) in Physics and working knowledge of Python programming language as applied to scientific data analysis. Ideally you have proven teaching ability and some experience of teaching laboratory physics.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has in excess of 400 undergraduate and over 90 postgraduate students, and these numbers continue to rise. The department has seen very significant strategic development in recent years. There has also been a large increase in grant income, which has quadrupled since 2000. These factors together give the department a very strong foundation. In the 2021 REF, the department had 100% of its research graded as either world leading or internationally excellent and was ranked first overall in the UK (see https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ref-2021-physics).
We are committed to enabling our employees to work in a hybrid model with flexibility over when, where and how to achieve the required outputs, in discussion with your manager.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.
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